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Rep. Jack Brinkley

Former Representative for Georgia’s 3rd District

Brinkley was the representative for Georgia’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1967 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Brinkley is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Brinkley sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Brinkley was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Brinkley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (34%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Health (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Taxation (9%) Energy (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Social Welfare (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Brinkley’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Dec 1982, Brinkley missed 293 of 7,549 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is better than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: